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August 16, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes finished Tuesday close to where they started as technology companies and household goods makers rose. But weak reports from sporting goods and auto parts retailers left a lot of smaller companies with steep losses.

Dick’s Sporting Goods and Advance…


Stocks jump as tensions with North Korea appear to ease

August 15, 2017

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rallied Monday as technology companies and banks helped companies regain a lot of the ground they lost last week, although the calm that has defined the market this year wasn’t quite restored.

Almost 90 percent of the Standard & Poor’s 500 index finished…


New car wash, gas station to open

August 15, 2017

Rocky Mount will be one of the few sites where a Matthews-based car wash soon will introduce an added concept to its upcoming North Carolina locations.

Sam’s Xpress Car Wash, with plans to open a new car wash in January on North Wesleyan Boulevard next to the Lidl grocery store,…


Kanban’s rises as logistics powerhouse

August 14, 2017

One consequence of globalization is that today’s companies must keep focused on core aspects of their business in order stay competitive.

Succeed-minded manufacturers, for example, concentrate on production while partnering with third-party logistics providers in creating and maintaining…